Value Subject – verb – recipient – theme

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Order of recipient and theme in ditransitive constructions
References
Bruyn et.al. 1999: 343ff; van den Berg 2007: 231ff

Examples

  1. Mastra mi gi da homan honder wipi alreddi.
    Masra
    master
    mi
    1sg
    gi
    give
    da
    det.sg
    uma
    woman
    hondru
    hundred
    wipi
    whip
    aredi.
    already
    Master, I already gave the woman a hundred lashes.
    Dutch: Meester ik heb haar al Honderd Zweep-Slaagengegeeven. [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 49

  2. Bikasi husomma va une sa gi na hem pikin wan pisi stoon, teh a begi hem tatta wan pisi bredi?
    Bikasi
    because
    o=soma
    q=person
    fu
    of
    unu
    2pl
    sa
    fut
    gi
    give
    na
    to
    en
    3sg
    pikin
    child
    wan
    indf.sg
    pisi
    piece
    ston,
    stone
    te
    when
    a
    3sg.sbj
    begi
    ask
    en
    3sg
    tata
    father
    wan
    piece
    pisi
    indf.sg
    brede?
    bread
    Because which of you would give to his child a lump of stone, when s/he asks his/her father for a piece of bread?

    See Schumann 1781: 67

  3. Husomma va une sa gi hem pikin wan stoon, teh a begi hem tatta wan pisi bredi?
    O=soma
    q=person
    fu
    of
    unu
    2pl
    sa
    fut
    gi
    give
    en
    3sg
    pikin
    child
    wan
    indf.sg
    pisi
    piece
    ston,
    stone
    te
    when
    a
    3sg.sbj
    begi
    ask
    en
    3sg
    tata
    father
    wan
    indf.sg
    pisi
    piece
    brede?
    bread
    Because which of you would give his child a lump of stone, when s/he asks his/her father for a piece of bread?

    See Schumann 1781: 167